The game of footy has been a magnet to me. Ever since childhood, it has been a constant in my life, something I could always go back to and feel comfortable with.
I guess, in a way, football has been a safe space for me. It’s ironic, then, that the safer the AFL try to make the game, the less comfortable I feel with it.
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